Excuse me is this the Lutheran license bureau.
Read the sign buddy, this is a Mormon McDonalds, you’ll have to go to the wandering Jews Wendy’s across the street.
Shit, now my Muslim mailman won’t deliver my Christmas cards.
Sound a bit bigoted?
Well apparently not to Orville Nichols, a government certified marriage commissioner in Saskatchewan. who refused to perform a same sex marriage back in 2005.
A Saskatchewan human rights tribunal cited him for discrimination last May and he was fined $2,500.
Well now Orville is suing the province, claiming that his rights have been violated under the charter of rights.
Orville and his lawyer believe that marriage commissioners should have the legal right to not perform same-sex marriages if it conflicts with their religious beliefs.
His case will be heard on December 23rd.However so far Saskatchewan seems to sort of have its act together...
Justice Minister Don Morgan said the tribunal's ruling is binding on the province
Commissioners that are unhappy about the law have the option of turning in their licences to perform civil marriages.
We have sent a letter to all of the civil marriage commissioners indicating to them that it is an option to them to surrender their civil marriage certificate and to obtain a religious one if they wish to affiliate themselves with one of the churches. Morgan said.Well there you go Orville, you’re a devout Baptist, so give up the provincially certified, secular, civil marriage job and align yourself with a church.
Then you can legally allow your personal prejudices, biblical bigotry and silly superstitions, influence how you are going to perform the duties of your job.
But that’s not really the point of this suit, is it.
Reference: CNEWS here .